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JLT Specialty USA Locating Headquarters in Chicago
JLT Specialty USA, a U.S. subsidiary of Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group plc (JLT), the global specialist risk advisor and broker, has chosen Chicago as its U.S headquarters. The company said it has seen impressive growth over the last three years …

POSTED JANUARY 19, 2018 4:38 PM
People Injured at Riot Sue UC Berkeley, City,
Four San Francisco Bay Area residents who say they were injured by protesters during a riot ahead of a speech by a right-wing provocateur at the University of California, Berkeley filed a lawsuit against the university and the city, their …

POSTED JANUARY 19, 2018 3:51 PM
The MEMIC Group Promotes Cavallaro to Production Underwriter Based in Georgia
To support growth within the Georgia market, workers’ compensation specialist The MEMIC Group has announced the promotion of Ben Cavallaro to the position of production underwriter. A native of Portland, Maine, and resident of Alpharetta, Ga., Cavallaro began his career …

POSTED JANUARY 19, 2018 2:47 PM
Maine Gas Station Fuel Mishap Leads to Damaged Vehicles
Some drivers in Maine say their vehicles were damaged when they purchased fuel that was in the wrong pumps at a gas station. The Kennebec Journal reports all of the drivers filled their tanks at a Mobil station in Waterville …

POSTED JANUARY 19, 2018 2:22 PM
Fire Damages Businesses at New Hampshire Strip Mall, Officials Investigate
Investigators are working to determine the cause of a fire that broke out at a New Hampshire strip mall. Fire officials say none of the stores were open at the time and there were no injuries. WMUR-TV reports firefighters responded …

POSTED JANUARY 19, 2018 2:18 PM
Lockton Hires Steed as Senior Account Executive in South Florida Office
Lockton, a privately held, independent insurance broker, has hired JoAnne Steed in its South Florida operation as a senior account executive. In this role, Steed will be based in Lockton’s Miramar, Fl., office. She will be responsible for client strategy …

POSTED JANUARY 19, 2018 2:01 PM
Massachusetts’ Coverys Invests in Patient Engagement, Medical Education Companies
Coverys, a Boston, Mass.-based medical professional liability insurance provider, has announced its investment in two separate organizations, Knowledge Diffusion Inc. (Osmosis) and Pack Health LLC (Pack Health). Osmosis is a medical and health education technology company with headquarters in Baltimore, …

POSTED JANUARY 19, 2018 1:58 PM
Tennessee Captive Insurance Companies Exceed $1 Billion in Premiums
The state of Tennessee saw domestic captive insurance companies exceed $1 billion in written premiums in 2017 for the first time – a milestone for Tennessee’s burgeoning captive insurance marketplace. In addition to setting a new benchmark in premiums, the …

POSTED JANUARY 19, 2018 1:43 PM
Edison Motor Launches on Volante’s New UK-Based MGA Platform
Volante Global Ltd., a new multi-class and multi-territory international managing general agent (MGA) platform, has announced the launch of Edison Motor and the appointment of Steven Dickie and Doug Ockwell as joint managing directors of the new operation. Edison Motor …

POSTED JANUARY 19, 2018 11:48 AM
London’s Brexit-Related Job Losses Will Be Fewer Than 1st Feared: Policy Chief
Britain’s vast financial services industry will suffer far fewer job losses from Brexit than first feared, the City of London’s policy chief told Reuters, in remarks that will boost supporters of leaving the EU who say the threat has been …

POSTED JANUARY 19, 2018 11:05 AM

Property Casualty 360

People on the move in the P&C insurance industry: Jan. 19, 2018
News from XL Group Ltd, Lockton, Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin and more.

POSTED JANUARY 19, 2018 8:45 AM
Travelers sues 3 insurance carriers for nonpayment
Travelers sues Nationwide and two others insurance companies claiming it breached its reinsurance contract with the insurance giant.

POSTED JANUARY 19, 2018 6:30 AM
Insurance agent gaming and internal audit
What can advanced analytics reveal that improves the efficiency of employees who investigate and monitor agent performance?

POSTED JANUARY 19, 2018 6:15 AM
Artificial intelligence is changing the world — including insurance
Smart technology is changing customer expectations for insurers and they need to be ready to respond – quickly.

POSTED JANUARY 19, 2018 6:00 AM
Ex-California agent sentenced for stealing $100,000 in premiums, investment funds
An investigation revealed that a former licensed insurance agent collected premium payments from several clients for workers' compensation and commercial general liability, but failed to place coverage with any carrier.

POSTED JANUARY 19, 2018 6:00 AM
How does insurance cover mass shooting events?
New shooting threats increase liability for public venues, risk managers and insurers.

California proposes stronger laws to help wildfire survivors with insurance claims
Commissioner Jones and legislators unveil the Wildfire Survivors Insurance Recovery Blueprint, a series of laws to help wildfire victims with their insurance claims following 2017's string of catastrophic disasters.

POSTED JANUARY 18, 2018 1:00 PM
Vehicle crashes and opioid overdoses drive accidental injury to No. 3 cause of death
The final 2016 data shows a 14% increase in roadway deaths since 2014 — the largest two-year jump in 53 years. Auto insurance costs are also on the rise.

POSTED JANUARY 18, 2018 6:30 AM
When must an insured get its own lawyer?
An insured may think its entitled to separate counsel, but the carrier may disagree. Who wins?

POSTED JANUARY 18, 2018 6:30 AM
How to help employers address opioid addiction in the workplace
Your clients may not know the best approach for supporting employees who are dealing with opioid addiction.

POSTED JANUARY 18, 2018 6:15 AM

Business and financial news -

Why 3 Amazon finalists are inside the Beltway
Read full story for latest details.

POSTED JANUARY 19, 2018 11:49 AM
Amazon HQ2 cities: Some of the biggest snubs
Read full story for latest details.

POSTED JANUARY 19, 2018 10:26 AM
Stocks are on fire. What could possibly go wrong?
Read full story for latest details.

POSTED JANUARY 19, 2018 11:15 AM
Forget bitcoin. Here come the blockchain ETFs.
Two new funds invest in companies that use blockchain technology -- even as the SEC cracks down on bitcoin. These funds are betting on bigger, more stable companies, like IBM and Intel.

POSTED JANUARY 19, 2018 11:16 AM
Why you need to budget weekly (not monthly)
Though many popular budgeting programs are set up to help you allocate your money by the month, you'll gain greater control by budgeting weekly.

POSTED JANUARY 19, 2018 10:21 AM
African nations set to approve huge free trade deal
All 55 African countries are expected to back a Continental Free Trade Area in March. Free trade in goods and services could follow by the end of the year.

POSTED JANUARY 19, 2018 10:28 AM
Germany has a shortage of workers. Can refugees help?
German companies are tapping into a new source of talent: The hundreds of thousands of refugees who came to the country in the last few years.

POSTED JANUARY 19, 2018 8:23 AM
Amazon's 20 final cities: What you need to know
Amazon's short list of contenders for its HQ2 includes major cities like New York and Los Angeles, but also some surprises such as Columbus and Indianapolis.

POSTED JANUARY 18, 2018 6:15 PM
Coke's ambitious one-for-one recycling plan
Read full story for latest details.

POSTED JANUARY 19, 2018 9:20 AM
Amazon monthly Prime membership price rising 18%
The annual price, though, is staying the same

POSTED JANUARY 19, 2018 11:13 AM

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